Rev., Series 1
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Meet The Rev. Adam Smallbone. He's a Church of England Vicar, newly promoted from a sleepy rural parish to the busy, inner-city world of St Saviour's in Hackney, East London. It's a world he has no experience of. And it shows. It really shows. Alex - Adam's long-suffering wife - does her best to support him, but she's got her own career as a solicitor to worry about. And she is no one's idea of a conventional vicar's wife. Anybody can and does come into St Saviour's. From scheming MPs trying to educate their children on the cheap to Colin, a heavy drinking, unemployable lost soul… Rev. is an authentic - albeit highly comic - portrait of the life of a modern, inner-city vicar. Heavily researched and supported by anecdotes from a number of working city vicars and church insiders it lifts the lid on how the modern church actually functions, and what life is really like in a dog collar.
|1||VideoEpisode 1||Reverend Adam is feeling the pressure of trying to fill a rundown London church - until his congregation quadruples overnight. But the sudden influx of worshippers isn't down to word getting out about his wonderful sermons; there's a rumour going round that the local church school is about to get a great Ofsted report.||29:15||£1.89||View in iTunes|
|2||VideoEpisode 2||When the Archdeacon tells Adam his collection plates are too light, salvation appears to come in the form of fellow priest Darren Betts, who needs a temporary venue for services whilst his own church is renovated. But the union soon becomes a battle for hearts and minds as Darren refuses to leave Adam's church. There is tension at home too. Alex is feeling neglected and announces they need to rekindle their love life.||29:02||£1.89||View in iTunes|
|3||VideoEpisode 3||Adam’s decision to allow a Muslim children’s prayer group to use the church for classes brings his congregation’s prejudices to light. Inspired by the clear moral stance he sees in the Islamic classes, Adam decides to take a stand himself and oppose a lapdancing club threatening to open opposite the school. But when he finds himself in one of the branches checking out pole dancers in the name of research, things get rather more complicated.||27:12||£1.89||View in iTunes|
|4||VideoEpisode 4||After a terrible review of one of his sermons on a Christian website, Adam has a crisis of faith which, to Alex’s surprise, seems more serious than his usual biannual episodes of doubt. While he’s at home experimenting with leaving the cloth by sitting in his pants watching daytime telly and gambling on the internet, someone else is going around the parish impersonating a vicar to get free beers and avoid parking tickets. Adam’s meltdown comes to a head when he drunkenly comes on to Ellie at a Vicars and Tarts party in aid of the school library – and Alex finally snaps.||28:33||£1.89||View in iTunes|
|5||VideoEpisode 5||Tired of feeling excluded and derided by the rest of society, Adam is thrilled to meet Leon who’s keen to get married at St Saviour’s. Leon sees past the dog collar and a friendship develops, with the pair sharing pints in the local pub and even jogging together. But the bromance comes to a crashing halt at an embarrassing vicarage dinner party when Adam discovers that his wife Alex went to college with Leon – and that they had done something naughty in a rather surprising place.||28:02||£1.89||View in iTunes|
|6||VideoEpisode 6||After a terrible review of one of his sermons on a Christian website, Adam has a crisis of faith which, to Alex’s surprise, seems more serious than his usual biannual episodes of doubt. While he’s at home experimenting with leaving the cloth by sitting in his pants watching daytime telly and gambling on the internet, someone else is going around the parish impersonating a vicar to get free beers and avoid parking tickets. Adam’s meltdown comes to a head when he drunkenly comes on to Ellie at a Vicars and Tarts party in aid of the school library – and Alex finally snaps.||29:05||£1.89||View in iTunes|
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A real and rare pleasure to watch. Proper old school sitcom production values with tangy intelligent modern humour.
This is brilliant! What a great cast - I love MILES JUPP. More Miles! Six episodes is NOT enough. Are they making another series?